Nearly a year after New Orleans TV anchor Nancy Parker was killed in a plane crash, her husband is suing theFederal Aviation Administration for nearly $23 million over what he says is its negligent role in her death.
In the lawsuit, filed Aug. 6 and obtained by USA TODAY, Glen Boyd claims the FAA failed to follow through on several regulations surrounding the Aerotek Pitts S-2B aircraft. He says local FAA officials were aware the two-person stunt plane “had a lengthy and well-known history of substandard maintenance, mechanical problems and scant flight time.”
Parker, 53, was shooting a story about skywriting pilot Franklin J.P. Augustus when their plane went down in a field near New Orleans Lakefront Airport on on Aug. 16, 2019. He was also killed in the crash, Fox 8 confirmed at the time.
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